PKMN of the Week: Heatran

I must confess, I am a total goof.  I started playing Pokémon Diamond when it first came out, but never finished.  What can I say?  Life got in the way.  Hopefully I will beat the elite four in Emerald soon so I can finally move on and restart Diamond.

I like a Fire-type.  Something about their passion and flaming tempers draws me in every time.  I also like a unique Pokémon - I know that isn't the best battle strategy but there is something about potentially surprising an opponent with a Pokémon they have never seen or whose type they can't identify that thrills me a bit.

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PKMN of the Week: Landorus

Another Sunday, another holiday!  Christians and consumerists are celebrating the season by reflecting on various fertility images - eggs that represent new life and rabbits that represent, well, what rabbits represent.  Spring is in the air, it's still chilly but there are signs that Winter is over and we see the regeneration of trees and plants around us.

Landorus is the Pokémon that represents a balanced environment that will assure a bountiful harvest.  The land is rich, there will not be too much wind or too much rain, and your plants will grow strong.  Landorus balances Tornadus and Thundurus, he stops the unfettered storms ravaging the Unova region.

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AOTW: Levitate

What’s up, trainers? Giving you an easy one to sink your teeth into this week, an Ability I’m sure you’ve come across plenty of times. Literally the most common Ability in the game, this sucker weighs in with a whopping thirty-three pokémon capable of using it. Somebody page Link, we might need to borrow his Iron Boots. This is Ability of the Week: Levitate!
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PKMN of the Week: Sandslash

This week we are going to celebrate Sand-Attack because of our new product. If you haven't seen it, check it out here. A perfect choice to celebrate Sand-Attack today would be with Sandslash. 

In the wild, Sandslash are more offensive than their pre-evolution, Sandshrew, but are still mostly defensive by nature. They spend much of their time hidden underground in their burrows, and will kick up sand or curl into a ball to escape predators. It will also curl into a ball to prevent heatstroke during the high temperatures of the daytime in its habitat. Although it is known to regrow its claws and spines if broken or snapped off, it does seem to have habitual molting, for once a year the old spikes fall out, to be replaced with new spikes that grow out from beneath the old spikes.

When needed, they can perform a variety of techniques to attack enemies, including slashing at them, rolling at them while curled up...

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PKMN of the Week: Nidoking

Today we are going to go over another classic Pokémon. I think it's a good week to talk about Nidoking. That... and... I've been listening to a lot of Jay-Z. Not sure where the relation comes in with these two.

Much larger than their previous evolutions, Nidoking now have the ability to stand on their hind legs. Unlike his pre-evolutions, Nidoking is purple instead of fuchsia, and he does not possess spots. Nidoking’s most prominent feature is its large, pointed, venomous horn which it uses extensively for battling purposes. Nidoking’s ears have small pointed extensions on the tips, and the insides of its round ears are green-colored. Nidoking have five teeth on each side of their lower jaw, the fifth protruding out of the jaw and thus visible when its mouth is closed. Nidoking’s eyes are shaped like scalene triangles, and there is fur growing off the bottom of his jaw. The spines growing down Nidoking’s back are extremely large, as is its tail, which is decorated with several thin stripes. Its chest and abdomen, gray in coloration, seem to be quite muscular. Nidoking has white-colored ridges on its three-clawed arms and a single, large, hoof-like toe.

Some Fun Facts:

  • Nidoking and its female counterpart Nidoqueen share the same species name with Rhydon and Rhyperior. They are all known as Drill Pokémon. Coincidentally, all four are also Ground-types.
  • Nidoqueen and Nidoking are the only Pokémon with a Poison/Ground type combination.


PKMN of the Week: Steelix

Welcome to November!

This month we are going to kick it off with a Pokémon that weighs 881lbs. 

Steelix is a dual-type Steel/Ground Pokémon.
It evolves from Onix via trade with a Metal Coat.

Steelix resemble giant iron snakes. They are a reflective, silvery gray, which reflects the sunlight making them shine slightly. They are about 30 feet long. Their body is made up of rock-like sections, some of which have massive rock spikes coming out of them. They have a massive head mainly made up of their jaw. The jaw is large and wide with sets of large square teeth inside. Along their bottom jaw are a pair of ridges (varies with gender). Their eye sockets are slightly set in, giving them good eye protection. Underneath their bottom jaw and chin, on the underside of the jaw, there are small square domes. Their heads have two long ridges going from the eyes up to the top of their heads. Their jaws also have massive ridges where they meet their skull.

The rock portions on their body start at the back of their head. There are three slightly larger sections that have the massive rock-like spikes coming out of them. The tail ends in a long sharp point, but with a blunt tip. Steelix's rock-like sections don't look perfect and can easily be mistaken for rocks, for they have many chips and scrapes all along them from fights and tunneling.

Fun Fact: Steelix is the second longest known Pokémon, surpassed in length only by Wailord.

Source: Bulbapeida